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2005-08-10 12:50:13

By Daniel Wallis NAIROBI (Reuters) - The death of Sudanese Vice-President John Garang in a Ugandan helicopter crash has spawned a host of bizarre conspiracy theories in east Africa -- ranging from sabotage to Rwandan hijackers sneaking on board. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, whose helicopter Garang had been using, is particularly incensed by reports in Kampala that have gone into overdrive following the July 30 shock death of his friend and talismanic former southern rebel chief....

2005-08-08 15:58:46

WACO, Texas (Reuters) - President Bush on Monday stressed U.S. support for keeping Sudan's peace process going in phone calls to Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and to the widow of former Sudanese rebel leader John Garang. White House spokesman Trent Duffy said Bush called Bashir as he returned to Texas from a trip to New Mexico. Bush "stressed the need to keep the peace process moving forward at this delicate moment." He welcomed President Bashir's commitment to implement the...

2005-08-08 12:51:10

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Reuters) - President Bush on Monday telephoned the widow of former Sudanese rebel leader John Garang to offer his condolences and thank her for calling for calm in Sudan, the White House said. "He offered his condolences on behalf of himself and the American people on the death of her husband, Vice President John Garang," spokesman Trent Duffy told reporters aboard Air Force One as Bush flew to Albuquerque, New Mexico. "He also thanked her for calling for calm in Sudan....

2005-08-07 12:33:47

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - The United States is sending experts to help investigate the helicopter crash that killed Sudan's First Vice President and former rebel leader John Garang, U.S. officials said on Sunday. Roger Winter, the U.S. deputy secretary of state's special envoy for Sudan, also said he was optimistic Garang's death would not derail the implementation of a peace deal he signed in January to end Africa's longest civil war. Winter attended Garang's funeral in the...

2005-08-06 11:23:09

By Katie Nguyen JUBA, Sudan (Reuters) - Wailing in grief, vast crowds of Sudanese paid their last respects on Saturday to former rebel leader John Garang as Sudan's president vowed to push on with the peace plan he forged with his former enemy. Garang's death in a helicopter crash last weekend -- just three weeks after he was sworn in as Sudan's vice-president -- stunned Africa, devastated his followers and fueled fears a January deal to end 21 years of north-south war may unravel. "We...

2005-08-05 17:07:45

By Katie Nguyen RUMBEK, Sudan (Reuters) - Former Sudanese rebel leader John Garang was due to be buried on Saturday, but uncertainty over the cause of his death after a deal to end Africa's longest civil war cast a shadow over the funeral. Garang's death in a helicopter crash just three weeks after being sworn in as Sudan's vice-president triggered angry riots in the capital Khartoum that left scores of people dead and fed fears the agreement to end 21 years of war would fail. His sudden...

2005-08-05 09:16:47

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Southern Sudanese tribal and church leaders joined in prayer with a northern Muslim family on Friday to mourn the loss of their son, killed by rioters during three days of the capital's worst clashes in years. Khartoum, a haven of peace during decades of civil war in the south of Sudan and uprisings in the west and east, erupted into violence after the death of former rebel leader and First Vice President John Garang was formally announced on Monday....

2005-08-05 11:00:10

By Katie Nguyen YEI, Sudan (Reuters) - The cause of a crash that killed Sudanese Vice President John Garang in the Ugandan presidential helicopter is unclear, Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni said on Friday on a trip to mourn his friend. "I myself will not rule out anything. It may be an accident, it may be something else. I am looking at all possibilities," Museveni told mourners in the southern Sudanese town of Yei. Garang's supporters have said they do not suspect foul play but still...

2005-08-04 14:09:11

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Khartoum and its suburbs were quiet on Thursday after three days of rioting in which a relief group said at least 130 people were killed following the death of former rebel leader and First Vice President John Garang. However, millions of Sudanese living in slums and makeshift camps around the Sudanese capital were still suffering the effects of the violence. Some in the Mayo camp, populated mostly by southern Sudanese and those who fled fighting in...

2005-08-04 14:05:00

By Katie Nguyen KURMUK, Sudan (Reuters) - Thousands of distraught and disbelieving southern Sudanese flocked to see the body of their former leader John Garang on Thursday as it was flown by plane from town to town around the vast region for a final farewell. Garang's death in a weekend helicopter crash -- just three weeks after he was sworn in as Sudan's first vice president under a January north-south peace deal -- has devastated his followers around the expanse of bush and mountains. "I...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.